Category Archives: Entertainment

Video of the Week: One Little Star Sesame Street

This video clip is brought to you by the letter S.

10 Signs You are from another Planet- Galaxy Quest

Blue Demon Aliens from Galaxy Quest

You’re blue but not in a theater production sort of way.

You are made entirely of Rock but it is not your wrestling name.

Galaxy Quest Video: Miners not Minors!

Movie Review: Galaxy Quest

A movie within a movie, a dream within a dream…

Conventions and fan signings became the norm for the cast of the canceled sci-fi show Galaxy Quest that ended in the early 1980’s. In fact, Galaxy Con and other appearances were the only type of gigs they could get. Dissatisfied and more than a little disgusted with Jason Nesmith the glorified egomaniac who played Commander Taggert the film opened with the cast in a rut.

Now this movie came out a long time ago… but you may not have seen it so I’m going to try to keep my spoilers down to a minimum. We watched the “standard” DVD and missed the previews so we’ll skip that part of the review. Incidentally I added the 2009 Deluxe Edition to my Amazon wish list so when I do get that version I’ll be sure to check out all the goodies on there.

This ensemble film was full of action, hilarity and hijinks. Okay, so it was also a loving spoof of Star Trek. When the cast get accidentally mixed up in real alien drama that could have been straight from their show they have to remember how to work together if they want to get back to Earth.

The original five cast/crew members were played by Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and Daryl Mitchell. Sam Rockwell had been a short lived extra on the cancelled show but tags along for the outer space adventure and had some of the funniest lines in the whole movie. Just check out this Video of the Week for some of his hysterical parts.

We can’t forget the aliens; after all these six humans are unwittingly the key to ending the evil and sadistic Sarris’ destruction of the naive but brilliant Thermians. Mathesar, the Commander of the Thermians said it best, “You are our last hope.” The problem is the Thermians believe the show was real and that the crew of the NSEA Protector is insanely talented, brave heroes. Enrico Colantoni, Patrick Breen, Jeb Rees and Missi Pyle play Thermians while Robin Sachs is the bug-like Sarris.

The action is fast, follows the Star Trek formula perfectly (especially the scene where the Commander manages to become shirtless) and it makes complete sense. That is if you wonder where the vulnerable spots are on a Rock Monster! A young Justin Long plays an obsessed fan that without him and his friends the crew from the Protector would never had a chance at a sequel.

If you grew up watching Star Trek then you’ll really love all the nods to the franchise. Even if you’ve never really gotten into grownups in velour/spandex jumpsuits traveling in space let Galaxy Quest take you on a funny, family friendly adventure that will have you hoping they’ll make a sequel too!

This review is part of the Monthly Movies series. Check back all month for video clips, words, trivia and goodies all about Galaxy Quest.

Galaxy Quest Video: Guy!

Some of, okay most of the best lines are in this clip.  Which was your favorite?

“DO I? DO I?”

Part of Monthly Movie series.  Look forward to more Galaxy Quest goodness plus visit our Fan Page for extra clips posted over there.

Extra Princess Bride Clips

The month is almost over.  Sadly, HT was too consumed with winter time woes (names traveling and shoveling during storms) to give this month’s theme The Princess Bride as much honor as it deserved.

So for the last day of the first month in the new year think about the devilish Humperdink, a vengeful sot, sadistic Count Rugen, a gentle giant, Miracle Max, a stubborn and somewhat naive Buttercup and of course the driven and epitome of a hero, Westley.

Friendship, loyalty and true love are things you don’t read about every day.

Cliffs of Insanity

Dear God what is that thing?!

Here are a few music clips.

To the Richard Marx song…

Somewhere Only We Know

Miles From Where You Are

Video of the Week: 5 Minute Princess Bride

Have you noticed a theme for this month yet?  This week’s video is rather hysterical I had to post it instead of Lightsaber Battle that I couldn’t embed any ways but you should watch.  Though swords are still the way to go in my humble opinion.

Video of the Week: Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya

The Princess Bride (contest entry) from dan shuta on Vimeo.

Video of the Week: The Windmill Farmer

The Windmill Farmer from Joaquin Baldwin on Vimeo.

Video of the Week: Time-lapse Virgin Atlantic plane

Virgin Atlantic plane livery time-lapse movie from johnson banks on Vimeo.

In honor of our plane trips this week.  Too bad it isn’t on this spiffy Virgin Atlantic.

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